Trump Your Next Presentation
5 Tips to Present Like Mr. Trump
by Gerald Jerry George, MBBS MBA
Like him or not, Donald Trump is someone to watch. Entertaining could be one word to describe him. In fact, these days, when Trump talks, people listen- no matter what he says.
There are certain things that Trump does that ensures people listen to him. We can learn a thing or two from the talks and speeches he provides. Here are a few things that you can learn from Trump to add to your next talk or presentation. It just might make you more entertaining and cause people to listen to you.
1. Have a signature look
People make fun of Trump’s hair, but he owns it. And no matter where he goes, he is recognizable. But don’t forget his solid colored ties and power suits. He has a signature look.
A signature look can help you feel more confident when you are speaking in front of people. It gives you one less thing to worry about. It can also help you feel good about yourself. I had a friend that used to wear Superman cufflinks and Superman socks when he had important presentations to give.
2. Be Dramatic
Trump uses a lot of hand motions, gestures, and facial expressions when he talks. In other words, he uses a lot of drama. He’s not dull. He’s in fact an actor of sorts.
By using motion, facial expressions, and gestures, you give your audience another dimension to your presentation. Adding another dimension to your presentation keeps it from getting dull. Otherwise you will simply be the flesh and bones version of a boring slide deck.
3. Make a lot of noise
When Trump speaks, he makes a lot of noise. It causes people to wake up. People wait to hear what he will say next. It keeps them on the edge of their seat.
When presenting to an audience, use inflections in your voice. Changes in your tone keeps the presentation interesting. This reduces the chance of your presentation being a chance to look at one’s smart phone.
4. Be entertaining
Trump is entertaining because he gives the audience what they want to hear. If you like him, you want to hear what he says to cheer him on. If you don’t like him, you want to hear what he says so that you can complain about whatever he’s talking about. Either way, Trump gives people what they want to hear.
When presenting, give your audience what they want to hear. Don’t get bogged down in the details that you think is important. Talk about what the audience finds important. They will find this entertaining as opposed to being forced to attend a meeting as usual.
5. Be bold
Trump is bold. He knows what he says may make others uncomfortable, but he says it anyway. And he is willing to stand behind what he says.
When presenting in front of others, don’t worry about what others are going to say. Be bold. As I said earlier, don’t worry about the details. If you are questioned on what you present, stand behind it. You can provide details if asked, or even after a presentation.
These 5 tips will help you Trump your next presentation. Once you use these tips, let me and others know how it goes. Do you have any tips to Trump a presentation? If so, let others know. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section. I would love to hear from you. You can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org